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The Resource The war council : McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam, Andrew Preston

The war council : McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam, Andrew Preston

Label
The war council : McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam
Title
The war council
Title remainder
McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Preston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Was the Vietnam War unavoidable? Historians have long assumed that ideological views and the momentum of events made American intervention inevitable. By examining the role of McGeorge Bundy and the National Security Council, Andrew Preston demonstrates that policymakers escalated the conflict in Vietnam in the face of internal opposition, external pressures, and a continually failing strategy." "In challenging the prevailing view of Bundy as a loyal but quietly doubting warrior, Preston also revises our understanding of what it meant - and means - to be a hawk or a dove. The War Council is a story with two inseparable themes: the acquisition and consolidation of power; and how that power is exercised."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Andrew
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • United States
  • Bundy, McGeorge
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
Label
The war council : McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam, Andrew Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • mentor : Stimson's influence on Bundy.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • foreign office in microcosm : creating the national security adviser and re-creating the NSC staff.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Learning to fear the bomb : Kennedy's crises and the origins of detente.
  • p. 54
  • 4.
  • hawk : Rostow and the first attempt at Americanization.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • soft hawk : Forrestal and nonmilitary escalation.
  • p. 101
  • 6.
  • Bundy the adviser : the drift to war.
  • p. 129
  • 7.
  • Bundy the advocate : the rush to war.
  • p. 155
  • 8.
  • Bundy ambivalent : rolling thunder, student unrest, and the decision to commit troops.
  • p. 191
  • 9.
  • Bundy resilient : the bombing pause and the continuing search for a successful policy.
  • p. 208
  • Epilogue : legacies.
  • p. 236
Control code
ocm62282615
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 320 p.
Isbn
9780674021983
Lccn
2005056389
Label
The war council : McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam, Andrew Preston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • mentor : Stimson's influence on Bundy.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • foreign office in microcosm : creating the national security adviser and re-creating the NSC staff.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Learning to fear the bomb : Kennedy's crises and the origins of detente.
  • p. 54
  • 4.
  • hawk : Rostow and the first attempt at Americanization.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • soft hawk : Forrestal and nonmilitary escalation.
  • p. 101
  • 6.
  • Bundy the adviser : the drift to war.
  • p. 129
  • 7.
  • Bundy the advocate : the rush to war.
  • p. 155
  • 8.
  • Bundy ambivalent : rolling thunder, student unrest, and the decision to commit troops.
  • p. 191
  • 9.
  • Bundy resilient : the bombing pause and the continuing search for a successful policy.
  • p. 208
  • Epilogue : legacies.
  • p. 236
Control code
ocm62282615
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 320 p.
Isbn
9780674021983
Lccn
2005056389

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